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Fallen Leaders: Colonel Isaac Seymour, 6th Louisiana Infantry, Part 2

Read Part 1 HERE General Thomas Jackson’s tardy arrival to the Seven Days Battle meant that the 6th Louisiana Volunteers and Colonel Isaac Seymour (now in command of the entire Louisiana Brigade) missed the opening engagement at Beaver Dam Creek. … Continue reading

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The Louisiana Tigers at Gaines’ Mill

Major Chatham Roberdeau Wheat and the Louisiana Tigers loom large in Civil War history. Such a famous, and ferocious unit, and its commander, met its end outside of Richmond in June, 1862. At six feet, two inches, and weight about … Continue reading

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